I'm new to the forum and just wanted to introduce myself. After living in South Florida
, I recently retired and moved to Central Florida
. My seventeen-year old son lives with his mother in South Florida, and I see him every other weekend, so I'm going to be living here for another year until he finishes high school
. Then...I'm planning on taking the plunge that I've wanted to for the past twenty years. I'm planning on buying
a sailboat and living aboard
for a few years. My son is going to take a "gap year" between high school
and college and we're going to sail together for a year. I know many will think I'm crazy, but I've never been on a sailboat in my life. Over the next year, I'm going to obtain a lot of training and gain several levels of certification
before setting out. I've done a ton of reading, here and elsewhere, and I intend to ask a thousand questions here before I set sail. Wish me luck!